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Akane Ezawa Quartet Live from Body & Soul in Tokyo

Akane Ezawa
Duration: 4:23

Akane Ezawa, an alto saxophonist of note in the Japanese jazz scene, performs with her leader band for the first time at Oh! Jazz.

Born in 1992. Raised in Kanagawa Prefecture. She started playing saxophone in junior high school and has been at the forefront of the scene since she was a student in the jazz course at Showa University of Music. 2019 saw her participate as a leader band in the Perth International Jazz Festivel in Western Australia, where she received great acclaim. Her rich improvisations with a thick midrange has a good reputation and her first album, Thaw, released in 2021, attracted a lot of attention. This time, she will lead top-level members David Bryant, Takumi Awaya, and Gene Jackson on stage. Her original numbers are also a highlight of the show, and you can enjoy her unique alto tone and her rich sense of composition at the same time.

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